Woman to be Arraigned August 28 on Charges Linked to Vehicle Theft and Pursuit

Stanley County Courtroom

 

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An arraignment has been set for a 19-year-old woman after authorities allege that she led law officers on a chase in a vehicle that had been stolen. Ruby Sazue was arrested on August 7. The incident began when law enforcers were told that a pickup had hit a tree in a Fort Pierre neighborhood. Witnesses said the person driving the 2011 Dodge Ram pickup, then drove away from the scene. About the time the accident was reported, officers in Pierre were informed that a pickup had been stolen from in front of the Pierre Post Office. Law enforcers began looking for the vehicle and it was spotted by Stanley County Sheriff Brad Rathbun, traveling north on Highway 1806-about 18 miles south of Fort Pierre. The driver didn’t pull over for law enforcers, and a chase followed. Sheriff Rathbun said last week that the chase reached speeds of over 90 miles per hour. The vehicle finally stopped in the middle of the road-about five miles south of Fort Pierre on Highway 1806. The vehicle had sustained a few thousand dollars damage. Ruby Sazue was arrested for Stanley County charges of Underage DUI, Speeding, Eluding, Careless Driving and No Drivers License. An amended complaint filed in the case now includes a Grand Theft charge, as well. In court in Fort Pierre Tuesday, Judge Leo Disburg listened to testimony by various witnesses and law enforcers. He ruled that there was enough evidence to pursue the case and it was bound over for arraignment in circuit court. Disburg also denied changing Sazue’s bond-leaving it at $10,000 cash. Sazue will be arraigned on August 28 on all six charges in Stanley County.


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